The first book on Nike's iconic DUNK SB, a mid-rise basketball court staple that has in the last two decades become a colorful (and often irreverent) icon of skate and street wear.
Created in 2002, the Nike Dunk was adopted from the court by skateboarders and sneakerheads to become an icon of the streets. An early catalyst to evolving sneaker culture as we know it today, the Nike Dunk has enjoyed a storied legacy of reinvention through numerous iterations and creative collaborations proving to be an integral part of a culture obsessed with sneakers. To celebrate this legacy, Nike SB: The Dunk Book is the first book to present the historical archive of one of the most important shoes ever created. Worn by an ever-growing list of elite riders at competitions all over the world, Nike Dunks are prized as much for their funky, one-of-a-kind designs as well as their high performance.
Nike SB: The Dunk Book is filled with stunning images that tell the visual story of Nike SB's most iconic styles. Including Danny Supas, Staple Pigeon Dunks, De La Soul Highs, Paris Dunks, U.N.K.L.Es, and Supreme Dunk SBs, this volume flaunts the signature color-ways and craftsmanship that Nike SBs are known for.
Through enlightening anecdotes by the likes of Futura and Paul Rodriguez, readers get intimate accounts of how their favorite sneakers came to be. Also featured are archival images of Nike SB's most recognizable skaters rocking the iconic sneakers, including Eric Koston, Richard Mulder, Grant Taylor, Omar Salazar, Reese Forbes, Brian Anderson, Theotis Beasley, and Daniel Shimizu.
About the Author
Sandy Bodecker is Nike's vice president of special projects.
"Why would you look at your phone when you can pore over this meticulously curated photographic history of the Nike SB Dunk? Rarely seen images of signature colors are coupled with anecdotes from the likes of Futura and Paul Rodriguez for a visually compelling story of how your favorite pairs came to be." —New York Magazine
"Released earlier this year, Rizzoli’s comprehensive history of the Nike SB Dunk tells the story of how a basketball silhouette became one of the most important skate shoes of all time. The 350-page book features a number of iconic SB Dunk releases — including the Staple Pigeon Dunks, Paris Dunks and Supreme Dunk SBs — as well as archive photography of Nike SB skaters including Eric Koston, Richard Mulder and more wearing the sneakers. Another stand-out feature of Nike SB: The Dunk Book is personal anecdotes from the likes of Futura and Paul Rodriguez about the silhouette." —Hypebeast